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The American University in Cairo is a premier English-language institution of higher learning, committed to teaching and research of the highest caliber and offers exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service.

AUC Excellence Scholarship Program

Newly launched Excellence Scholarship Program attracts a diverse and talented pool of top students based on merit and need.

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The World Is Here

Egypt's Global University

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  • 45,467 alumni
  • 128 countries of residence
  • Forbes Middle East named alumnae among 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen for 2015 and 2016; alumni among 100 Most Powerful Business Leaders in the Middle East for 2015; alumnae among region's Most Influential Women of 2018; alumnae among Top 50 Power Businesswomen; alumni among Top CEOs in the Middle East for 2021; alumni among featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2021
  • Six AUC alumni ranked by Arabian Business among 100 Under 40: World's Most Influential Young Arabs of 2016

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  • Highly qualified group of academics and professionals
  • Teaching and research of the highest caliber
  • Engaged in advanced research with global reach
  • Constantly working on new breakthroughs that have the potential to alter the way we live
  • Multicultural faculty environment, ensuring that a diversity of perspectives is brought to the classroom

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CIMUN students


  • Undergraduate: 5,755
  • Graduate: 1,225
  • Continuing Education: 19,235
  • Students come from more than 69 countries
  • 54 student-run clubs and organizations
  • Around 890 students in community service clubs
  • Approximately $40 million awarded for financial support
  • 95% employment rate for alumni within the first year of graduation

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  • More than 39 undergraduate majors
  • 52 master's programs
  • PhD programs
  • More than 300 community-based learning courses offered since 2008

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  • Encourages students to think critically and examine their role in the world
  • Promotes responsible citizenship and collaborative solutions to resolve local, regional and global issues
  • Interdisciplinary study
  • Hands-on curricula and a strong culture of service 
  • Learning-by-doing approach, engaging students in society and the world around them
  • Diverse extracurricular activities
  • Community-based initiatives
  • Cross-cultural environment

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  • More than 300 community-based learning classes have been offered at AUC since 2008
  • Launched from the classroom, students apply academic theories and innovative thinking in co-developmental, hands-on service with local, Egyptian, and international communities
  • Students reflect on the changes within themselves, within the partners they’ve worked with, and within the community at large to assess the impact of civic engagement and responsibility on self, others, and the world

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  • A stunning, modern oasis outside of the city with state-of-the-art resources
  • Weaves urban architectural traditions into a modern, 260-acre campus
  • Environmentally sensitive with active innovative green initiatives
  • Fully accessible to people with disabilities
  • Designed to accommodate 5,500 full-time students and 1,500 faculty and staff

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  • A vibrant, historical city in the heart of the Middle East
  • The largest city in Africa and the Middle East
  • Served as the cultural, political and social capital of the Middle East
  • An extension of the classroom
  • Academic courses drawing on Cairo's unique opportunities

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  • Widely recognized as the world’s premier, full-immersion Arabic-language program
  • CASA alumni occupy senior academic positions around the worl
  • Pursue careers at the U.S. Department of State and hold leading roles in international nongovernmental organizations

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  • Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education 
  • First University in Egypt to be accredited by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education
  • Computer science program - accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • School of Business - first in Egypt and North Africa to be awarded accreditation from AACSB
  • Triple Crown Accreditation of the MPA and MPP Programs -  School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

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  • Egypt's first University spinoff, D-Kimia, provides affordable diagnostics for the detection of Hepatitis C, cancer and infectious agents
  • World's first evidence-based set of architectural design guidelines
  • Personalized cancer treatment as an innovative alternative to chemotherapy
  • Using nanotechnology to convert solar energy to electricity and clean renewable fuels on a sustainable basis
  • Discoveries of ancient Egyptian tombs, animal mummies and ways of life

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  • Started in 1991, AUC’s Career Center is the first university career center in the Middle East
  • AUC Career Center offers a variety of services to help undergraduate students, alumni and graduate students identify their career goals and paths, as well as gain work experience while and after studying at AUC.
  • A proven track record of successful fulfillment of your career needs

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